Thomas William Addinall
February 9, 1925 – June 28, 2018
ADDINALL, Thomas William Thomas William Addinall MM passed away peacefully at the Didsbury Hospital on Friday, June 28, 2018 at the age of 93 years. Tom is lovingly remembered by his children; Chris (George) Dunn, Ian Addinall, and Gillian (KP) Capewell, his grandchildren; Lance (Shannon) Dunn, Courtney (Todd) Wallace, Trent (Trish) Dunn, Tanya Madge, and Keith (Shyla) Madge, his great grandchildren; Tyson, Sarah, Nic, Keauna, David, Elijah, Connor, Kayley, Echo, Aidan, and Ben, as well as several special friends; Rita, Joan, Pauline, Peter Brown, Alan Hunter, and the community of Airdrie. He was predeceased by his infant daughter Carol Ann (1948), his loving wife Muriel (1974), his companion Faye (2015), and his grandchildren; infant Kelly Patricia Capewell (1991), and Lyle Scott Madge (2009). Born in England in 1925 Tom joined the British Army Northumberland Fusiliers at 16 years old lying about his age. He received the Military Medal for his actions in Italy in 1944. In 1947 he married his wife Muriel, together they had four children. Besides the army, Tom was also a police officer in England. In 1965 the family immigrated to Canada, where Tom worked for the Alberta Solicitor General in corrections until the time of his retirement. Tom was Assistant Deputy Director of the Calgary Remand Center. Through his life Tom lived in Calgary, Portage La Prairie, Victoria, and Airdrie for the last seven years. A special thanks to all the staff at the Didsbury Hospital Acute Care for their exceptional care of our dad. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at Woodside Seniors Club, 41 Woodside Dr. N.W., Airdrie, on Saturday, July 7, 2018 between 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Airdrie Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. Messages of remembrance may be left for the family at www.southcalgaryfuneralcentre.ca
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Thomas William Addinall
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July 12, 2018
I am truly sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Addinall family find comfort and strength in Jesus promise along with our heavenly father Jehovah of the earthly resurrection, where death will be eliminated forever. Truly, what a glorious and almost unbelievable day that will be! It's a reality though for God cannot lie!
July 6, 2018
I got to know Tom when I worked at the Airdrie Legion, and volunteered with 88 Airdrie Lynx Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets. I loved his dry British sense of humour!
I invited him to come and watch the Cadets parade, which tickled him no end. I made a point of popping into the Lounge side of the Legion when it came time for final Parade, and escorted him around to our small parade hall.
When we had our Remembrance Day services at Genesis Place, I always made a point of looking for Tom in the crowd of dignitaries, and brought my son, who was one of the officers with the Squadron to come and meet him. I always got a hug and a peck on the cheek.
My husband was employed at the Calgary Co-Op liquor store, and when he got to meet Tom, they made arrangements to see that Tom was informed whenever Tom's favourite Copper Moon Shiraz was on sale, and I let Tom know on Cadet night.
He was a remarkable individual, and I will really miss him and that smile.
My sympathies to your family.